Sunday, 19 April 2015

Thoughts About Animal Abuse In China

"As of 2006 there were no laws in China governing acts of cruelty to animals. In certain jurisdictions such as Fuzhou, dog control officers may kill any unaccompanied dogs on sight. " -Wikipedia
China has provided limited amount of protection for the animals. They have only began to enforce laws against animal abuse in the recent years. However, there are still no organisations or government-supported organisation against animal abuse in China. 
In contrast, Singapore has a strong government supported organisation called the SPCA (Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty Towards Animals). Cruelty towards any animal or bird in Singapore is a crime, and any cases of abandoned or badly wounded animals or dead animals will be taken very seriously. The public is also well-educated on how to be responsible when handling animals and well-aware on these animal abuse acts.
Group Point Of View: 
Animals are living creatures, they have feelings just like us humans. Why do we have the rights reserved to treat animals as lesser individuals. Laws have been implied to prevent cruelty to animal in Singapore, but we feel that it is not easy to change the mindset of animal abusers, especially for a huge country like China, where only larger and better developed cities are more educated on how to be responsible towards animals.
We feel that pet owners should be responsible for their pets. If people aren't sure if they can take care of their pets or aren't sure if they will be fully responsible for them they should not have even purchase or adopt the pet in the first place. Also, it is definitely not right for people to rant their anger on these poor animals who are not capable of fighting back against the humans. It is a sin to make someone suffer for one's pleasure. There are several examples in China, where dogs are beaten to death once they are in sight by humans. These acts are unacceptable and irresponsible, and this people should have been put to justice, but it is unfortunate that there has not been strict monitoring or laws to protect these animals. Thus, we feel that the Chinese Government do need to look into these cases seriously and strictly deal with the abusers, and at the same time increase the education on the public about animals. 

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